Updated at 12:10 a.m. EDT, April 14, 2008
At least 46 Iraqis
were killed and 29 were wounded in the latest violence. Sadr City finally
quieted down after a couple weeks of intense fighting, but light clashing was
still reported. No Coalition deaths were reported, but at least two Coalition
soldiers were injured during a friendly fire incident in Baghdad.
four men were seen planting a roadside bomb in New Baghdad. A U.S. air
two of the suspects. A second missile was shot at the remaining men but missed
them and instead hit a Coalition vehicle and residential housing. Three
Iraqis and two Coalition soldiers were wounded in the incident, while the
two gunmen fled.
Elsewhere in Baghdad, two bombs were safely defused.
An IED injured two policemen
in Karrada. Two
dumped bodies were found. Meanwhile, three
gunmen were killed and 14 were detained, while one
Iraqi soldier was killed and five more were wounded during security operations.
The Green Zone received
Fighting finally eased
in Sadr City a day after Sadrist officials in Najaf advised the Mahdi militia
to avoid confrontations with Iraqi or Coalition troops, but light clashes were
Although a blockade of the city was to have been lifted entirely yesterday, Iraqi
forces were still blocking
A bomb on an oil truck at a Mosul checkpoint left two
dead and 10 wounded. Also, a beheaded
corpse was found yesterday.
An Awakening Council (Sahwa) member
was killed and another was wounded during a roadside bomb attack near Kirkuk.
Another Sahwa member
was killed in another bombing incident near town. At least three
other Sahwa members were wounded during another incident. Another bomb left
no injuries near
the health directorate. Also, one
dumped body was found.
A roadside bomb injured
a U.S. soldier in Hilla. In the aftermath, soldiers randomly fired
their weapons and killed
an Iraqi civilian.
In Khalis, a man
was killed, while his wife and child were wounded.
A bomb killed
one person and wounded another in Abu Saida.
a civilian was killed.
Someone planted a bomb in a car belonging to a Fallujah town council
deputy chief. He and
his 11-year-old son were seriously injured.
In Basra, a policeman
was gunned down and two bodies were found. A local al-Qaeda leader was captured.
Fourteen suspects were also detained.
Also, light clashes between government forces and the Mahdi army were reported.
As many as 13 al-Qaeda suspects
were killed during a joint Iraqi-U.S. raid on their camp near Tikrit.
In Baiji, 11
suspects were killed. One of the suspects blew himself up and injured
five U.S. soldiers.
suspect was killed and 11 were captured in northern Iraq.
suspects were detained near
Balad. One of them, an Iraqi, is thought to be an Iranian intelligence
Near Kut, a vehicle containing weapons was seized.
Also, 1300 policemen were
fired from their jobs in Basra and Wassit provinces due to their
actions during the "security crackdown" last month.
by Margaret Griffis